Throwing Down the Gauntlet: What the IMF Can Do About Egypt’s Military Companies

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2022/04/07/throwing-down-gauntlet-what-imf-can-do-about-egypt-s-military-companies-pub-86821 IMF proposals and Egyptian government initiatives offer an opportunity to bring the country’s powerful military-owned companies under consolidated ownership and regulatory frameworks, mitigating their adverse impacts...

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Drones are re-engineering the geopolitics of the Middle East

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/drones-are-re-engineering-geopolitics-middle-east The Middle East is experiencing a seismic shift in its geopolitics: the dawn of the era of drones. From Syria to Libya and from Yemen to Iraq, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have altered the dynamics on the battlefield. Turkey and Iran...

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Sisi Intensifies Arms Imports to Secure External Support for His Policies

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sisi-intensifies-arms-imports-to-secure-external-support-for-his-policies/ Egypt has become the third largest arms importer in the world, according to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The institute’s “Trends in International Arms Transfers” report reveals that...

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Military Classism: Disparity of resources bet. Military Fund & Doctors Fund

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/military-classism-disparity-of-resources-bet-military-fund-doctors-fund/ This paper seeks to monitor what can be called Symbiotic Services Funds to which the Egyptian regime has resorted excessively since 2013, where the government has established dozens of funds according to official laws or...

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Retain, Restructure, or Divest? Policy Options for Egypt’s Military Economy

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Yezid Sayigh Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/2022/01/31/retain-restructure-or-divest-policy-options-for-egypt-s-military-economy-pub-86232 Egyptian military agencies and companies provide significant economic benefits, but both their achievements and their shortcomings point to the need to reconsider their business model and role in the civilian economy...

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Militarization of local administration: Authoritarian imperative?

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/militarization-of-local-administration-authoritarian-imperative/ There are hardly any policy papers that have addressed the way military regimes directly manage  living conditions on the local scale. Since 2013, Egypt has experienced the direct practice of government by the army, where it...

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Sudan Coup: The Regional Interference behind a Faltering Transition

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sudan-coup-the-regional-interference-behind-a-faltering-transition/ On October 25, 2021, Sudan’s General Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan staged a coup, declared a state of emergency, dissolved the power-sharing Sovereign Council, sacked the civilian government, and temporarily detained Prime...

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Operation Sirli and systematic killing of Egyptian civilians

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hassan Saab Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/operation-sirli-and-systematic-killing-of-egyptian-civilians/ Documented reports recently revealed by “Disclose”, a well-known French investigative website, have raised an uproar in both France and Egypt, concerning secret security and intelligence cooperation between the two countries that...

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Egypt’s Counterinsurgency Success in Sinai

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Ido Levy Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/egypts-counterinsurgency-success-sinai The military’s shift to tribal engagement has helped reduce jihadist attacks, but Cairo’s lagging efforts on development and human rights could leave the peninsula open to a future resurgence. Read more at original link

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